This chapter dealt mostly with “piety.” Most of the time, we do we do not think of the Romans as a very “religious” people. Wilken attempts to show how the Romans were, in fact, a religious group, but not in the modern sense of the word. Our personalized exclusive religion of Christianity would have been very foreign to a Roman worldview. The Romans practiced a very inclusive religion and dismissed many Christians ideas as what they called “superstitions” (foreign beliefs). They could not understand why Christians would not involve themselves in the Roman world.